A survey by a Boston University researcher of nearly 33,000 college students across the country reveals the prevalence of depression and anxiety in young people continues to increase, now reaching its highest levels, a sign of the mounting stress factors due to the coronavirus pandemic, political unrest, and systemic racismContinue Reading

A national panel of health experts is for the first time recommending that clinicians screen all adults for unhealthy drug use. From the abstract, under Importance: An estimated 12% of adults 18 years or older and 8% of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years report unhealthy use of prescription orContinue Reading

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Doctors are encouraging parents to better understand the mental health risks associated with children and adolescents diagnosed with scoliosis. In addition to physical pain and discomfort, having an abnormality like scoliosis at a sensitive age can take an emotional toll. Some effects of scoliosis include relationship issues, low self-esteem andContinue Reading